||Respiratory and Behavioral Responses of the Grass Shrimp 'Palaemonetes pugio' to Cadmium and Reduced Dissolved Oxygen.
Hutcheson, M. ;
Miller, D. C. ;
White, A. Q. ;
||Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Environmental Research Lab., Johns Island, SC. Bears Bluff Field Station.
Water pollution ;
Dissolved gases ;
Animal behavior ;
Palaemonetes pugio ;
Grass shrimp ;
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||Adult grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) were collected during July and August, 1973, and exposed for 48-hr periods to a series of sublethal cadmium (Cd) concentrations: 0.1 and 0.56 mg/l for metabolic studies; and 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.56 mg/l for locomotor studies. Treatment effects were tested singly and in combination at selected dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations ranging from near saturation to 0.8 mg/l. Shrimp not exposed to Cd exhibited metabolic regulation between 6.5 and 4.6 mg DO/l, with progressively lower O2 consumption rates at lower DO concentrations. Oxygen consumption of Cd-exposed shrimp was suppressed overall relative to the non-Cd treated shrimp, and with one exception, the magnitude of metabolic suppression directly corresponded to Cd concentration. Locomotor activity of non-Cd exposed shrimp was relatively independent of DO concentration down to 2.8mg DO/l and became significantly suppressed at 1.8mg DO/l and below. (Copyright (c) Springer-Verlag 1985.)
||Prepared in cooperation with Environmental Research Lab., Johns Island, SC. Bears Bluff Field Station.
||Pub. in Marine Biology 88, p59-66 1985.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Respiratory and Behavioral Responses of the Grass Shrimp 'Palaemonetes pugio' to Cadmium and Reduced Dissolved Oxygen.
|PUB Date Free Form
||8A; 6T; 68D; 47D; 57Y
||Not available NTIS